Exploring the river at Kalyves Beach Hotel
This was such a simple one but really enjoyable. We loved going to the bridge over the river behind the Kalyves Beach hotel and looking at the fish and eels. It’s lit up at night and is so pretty. Also looking for bits of ceramic in the water. (Our stay was complimentary in exchange for this coverage.)
Bus to Chania
Getting the bus to Chania old town. There are several bus stops in the town of Kalyves but we walked to the one in the square, turn right out of the hotel and the stop is on your right opposite the church, only a few minutes walk from the hotel. The bus is €2.50 per person (including the children, 6 & 7 at the time) and takes you to the busy bus station in town.
Visit the Chania museum
We spent a pleasant hour exploring the Archaeological Museum of Chania after a little stroll around the port. It has lots of artefacts and some very interesting displays and a lovely garden.
Visit the jewellery shop
Just up the beach from the Kalyves Beach hotel is a really lovely jewellery shop. From the rear of the hotel, follow the road next to the beach and then cross the large carpark and go up a couple of steps to find a jewellery shop packed with gorgeous bracelets and necklaces. Made my children very happy!
Take a boat trip
This was on our agenda for our stay but unfortunately a storm meant that it had to be cancelled. You could island hop and go snorkelling from the boat. There was also an option to go scuba diving which we would have loved but both needed a refresher course to be able to take part.
We stayed at the Kalyves Beach Hotel. Read my review of the hotel here.